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ISBN-10: 1406599689

ISBN-13: 9781406599688

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dante Alighieri, Elizabeth Price Sayer, Henry Morley

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Dante Alighieri, or simply Dante (1265-1321), was an Italian poet from Florence. His central work, the Divina Commedia (c1320) (originally called "Commedia" and later called "Divina" by Boccaccio hence "Divina Commedia" or the Divine Comedy), is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. Dante wrote the Divine Comedy in a new language he called "Italian", based on the regional dialect of Tuscany, with some elements of Latin and of the other regional dialects. It describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso), guided first by the Roman poet Virgil and then by Beatrice, the…    
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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante. His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. This brief collection of 31 poems, held together by a narrative sequence, celebrates the virtue and honor of Beatrice, Dante's ideal of beauty and purity. Beatrice was modeled after Bice di Folco Portinari, a beautiful woman Dante had met when he was nine years old and had worshipped from afar in spite of his own arranged marriage to Gemma Donati. Il Vita Nuova has a secure place in literary history: its…